16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC) *HONG KONG, HONG KONG Visit the Venue to read more
In under a year’s time there will be a phenomenal anaesthesia congress at the Hong Kong Conference Centre. This will be the 16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists and will be organised by the Society of Anaesthetists of Hong Kong on behalf of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists. The Hong Kong Congress Organising Committee is chaired by Professor Mike Irwin and he and his team are busy creating a truly memorable experience for all those who attend.
The Scientific Programme, as overseen by Tony Gin, will be very innovative and will include plenty of interactions through workshops, PBLs and poster sessions as well as lectures from opinion leaders from around the world. Look out for the Humanities track which will include music, art, ethics as well as history. As well as all of the anaesthesiological updates there will be a vast trade exhibition all of which will be housed in a purpose built modern Conference Centre overlooking the busy Hong Kong waterways.
Attendance in Hong Kong will allow a very special cultural experience as well. Food, language, customs, architecture and religion are diverse and fascinating and are set in one of the most beautiful harbour situations in the whole of Asia. Many people suggest that there is a lower need to attend such meetings nowadays as information can be taken from journals, podcasts, websites etc. etc. Nothing could be farther from the truth in my view. To sit and have coffee with a colleague from Togo where the anaesthesia mortality may be greater than 1:150 together with someone from the Mayo Clinic and another from Tirana in Albania and another from Tegucigalpa in Honduras cannot be replicated by any other means. Friendships are made which last lifetimes and new ideas can invigorate jaded minds to spur on new research or bring back new methods to colleagues at home.
I look forward to welcoming you to Hong Kong in August 2016. Start to make your plans now. Look at the opportunities within this Preliminary Programme and come and augment the Congress with your ideas and enthusiasm. I hope we will meet there
President of WFSA
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Online abstract submissions is open. Here below, you will find all necessary instructions and guidelines to prepare your abstract. You can also download abstract submission guidelines from here.
Abstract submission guidelines
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1. Important dates & Deadlines
Submission deadline: Tuesday 1 March 2016, 23:59 CET
Notifications to submitters: Early May 2016
Publication of accepted abstracts: End August 2016
2. Technical Information
Abstracts can only be submitted on-line via the on-line abstract submission form that can be found at www.wca2016.com/call-for-abstract.htm
Submission by fax, e-mail or courier will not be accepted.
Accepted abstracts will be published in the Supplement of Anesthesia & Analgesia by Wolters Kluwer, and will be available on the congress website one month prior to the Congress.
Abstracts can only be submitted online via the online abstract submission system. Abstracts sent by post or email will not be accepted. No exceptions will be made.
There will be two categories of submission.
Research abstracts are reports of original research approved by local institutional review boards, or animal or clinical ethics committees. Data must be reported, and accepted abstracts will be published in a meeting supplement of Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Case studies are descriptions of interesting events and practices that occur in anaesthesia, with some educational value for delegates. These may be unusual medically-challenging clinical case reports or case series, or case studies that are descriptions of innovative quality improvement or other management programmes designed to solve major problems. All abstracts must state the problem, describe how the problem was addressed, state the results or outcome, and provide some concluding remarks about key issues and recommendations. These case studies will not be published in the meeting supplement of Anesthesia and Analgesia.
The WCA Scientific Committee will make the final decision on whether an abstract is categorised as a research abstract or case study.
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The World Congress of Anaesthesiology (WCA 2016) is a key international meeting for anaesthesia, occurring every four years and is known as „The Olympics of Anaesthesiology.” The WCA serves as a benchmark for best practice in anaesthesiology and aims to be inclusive on an educational, logistical and financial basis for delegates from both developing and developed nations. WCA has historically attracted over 8,000 participants, and given the international host city of Hong Kong, 9,000 delegates are expected from around the world.
Your investment will enable you to:
Gain access to the top medical professionals in the fields of anaesthesiology from both mature an developing markets
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Showcase your products and communicate your value proposition, new innovations and research to the anaesthesiology community from around the world
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The sponsorship team is open to your feedback and ready to work with you on any of the many opportunities that would meet your marketing and business development objectives.
To register your interest and learn more about the numerous sponsorship opportunities and WCA past figures please fill-in the form which allows you to download the corporate prospectus.
WFSA Contact Information
Main address: Hon Sec: Dr David Wilkinson, WFSA Headquarters, 21 Portland Place, W1B 1PK, London, UK
Tel: (44 20) 7631 8880
Fax: (44 20) 7631 8882
E-mail: wfsahq (at) anaesthesiologists.org